‘Development’ increasingly by- passing the poorMay 22, 2013, 7:31 pm
‘Nothing about us, without us’, South Sudan’s Finance Minister Kosti Manibe Ngal is reported to have said at an international development forum recently. Apparently, the focus of the discussions was a development document titled ‘New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States’, which underlines the importance, among other things, of the political leadership of developing countries ‘owning’ development programmes and of them being the prime movers in the conceptualization and implementation of these projects, in association with the international community, but in no way acting under the diktat of the latter.
The authors of the ‘New Deal’, which was endorsed by the international community at the Fourth High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness, held in Busan, South Korea in 2011, was the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding . The ‘Deal’ envisages, essentially, that while the national leadership of the developing world need to be the prime movers of the Third World countries’ development programmes and paradigms,....Read More...
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